The American Legion Post 178 Color Guard and cadets from the Lebanon Trail Navy National Defense Cadet Corps presented the Nation’s Colors and service flags at the Frisco Freedom Fest.
Photo courtesy of Cadet Seaman Emma Ward.
The Post 178 Color Guard and Lebanon Trail Navy National Defense Cadet Corps had the honor of presenting the Nation’s Colors and Service Flags during the opening ceremonies of the 2022 Frisco Freedom Fest. The Independence Day celebration in the City Hall Plaza had live entertainment, local vendors, and The Taste of Frisco, featuring more than 20 local restaurants.
Post 178 and the Cadet Corps also manned an information booth in the ‘Patriotic Vender Village’ which included more than 20 local participants. In addition to discussing membership opportunities, cadets shared information about their program.
Festivities concluded with one of the largest fireworks shows in North Texas.
The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution.
On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.
The first recorded use of the name “Independence Day” was not until 1791 and Independence Day celebrations only became common after the War of 1812. By the 1870’s. Independence Day had become the most important secular holiday on the American calendar and has transformed into what is known as the 4th of July today.
From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence, with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades, and concerts to more casual family gatherings and barbecues.
Mayor Jeff Cheney and the Frisco City Council will present a proclamation at the April 5, 2022, Council Meeting recognizing National Vietnam War Veterans Day (March 29, 2022).
All veterans are Invited.
George A Purefoy Municipal Center
First Floor Council Chambers
6101 Frisco Square Blvd.
Frisco, TX 75034
Suggested arrival is between 6:30 and 6:45 pm. Proclamations/ public recognitions are presented right after the invocation and pledge, at the beginning of the meeting.
(L – R) Emma Ko, Pranav Kalkunte, and Jedaiah Ward at the 4th District Oratorical Contest in Royce City, TX. Photo by Ed Reed.
Emma Ko, a senior, home school, was selected the winner of the American Legion 4th District Oratorical Contest in Royse City, TX on Saturday, January 8, 2022. Previously, she was selected a winner in the American Legion Post 178 contest in Frisco on December 11, 2021. For winning the two contests, she received $250 and $500 college scholarships, respectively.
Other Post 178 contest winners also placed in the district contest. Pranav Kalkunte, a junior, Independence High School, finished in second place and Jedaiah Ward, sophomore, home school, finished in third place,
Each of the contestants delivered two orations, a prepared oration and a randomly assigned constitutional topic oration. Ms. Ko impressed the judges with her prepared topic oration, “The Humble Article”, and assigned topic oration, Amendment XXV, Section 4, concerning presidential disability and succession.
Ms. Ko will now advance to the American Legion 1st Division Oratorical Contest on Saturday, February 5, 2022, which will be held in the old County Courthouse in Denton, Texas.
New Year’s Day, also called simply New Year’s or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
Civilizations around the world have been celebrating the start of each new year for at least four millennia. Today, most New Year’s festivities begin on December 31 (New Year’s Eve), the last day of the and continue into the early hours of January 1 (New Year’s Day).
Common traditions include attending parties, eating special New Year’s foods, sporting events, making resolutions for the new year, church services, parades, and watching fireworks displays.
Civilizations around the world have been celebrating the start of each new year for at least four millennia. Today, most New Year’s festivities begin on December 31 (New Year’s Eve), the last day of the and continue into the early hours of January 1 (New Year’s Day). Common traditions include attending parties, eating special New Year’s foods, making resolutions for the new year, and watching fireworks displays.